I hope this interview will raise some awareness in New Zealand. You are a greatly enlightened nation, but the influence of the mutton/lamb/dairy industries is very strong.
To Radha Sahar--it is very good to hear that you are receptive to these ideas. It is very encouraging to see your post here. From that I infer that there is a subculture of people in NZ who are equally tolerant of a new way of looking at dietary issues.
Sometimes we in the US and Europe get an impression that NZ is dominated by the prevailing Australasian mentality that people should eat as much meat as possible and that anyone who disagrees will be marginalized or strongly denigrated.
Sorry, these are the words of someone who has probably never been the victim of a terrible crime or been harmed for life by a psychopath who shows no remorse.
Some things cannot be forgiven. The best way to proceed is to eliminate the offender's presence and move on by refusing to let the damage cripple the rest of your life. Forgiveness is an indulgence for petty offenders, not those who destroy others.
I was traumatized by a psychopath, and I choose to heal and not be a victim by refusing to be emotionally dominated by that experience. I am no longer a victim because I simply refuse to let that experience poison my future. That is true healing, not some acquiescent and misguided notion that the person who tried to wreck my life somehow deserves to be forgiven and that it is my responsibility to adjust my psychological or emotional perspective.
No. It is my responsibility to move forward in life. Not being a victim means not being tied to what that person did to me in any way.
I'm also a vegan chef and have a background in nutritional biochemistry (but am not a registered dietitian). My experience with a weight loss plateau was identical to AJ's. I've put on about twenty pounds over two years from medications and a good serving of old-fashioned laziness. Without thinking about it, I've also added too many very flavorful oils and nuts to my diet. I was able to start paring down the flab only after I returned to my lifelong low-fat diet, even though total calorie intake before and after was the same. When I decreased the proportion of fats and increased starchy vegetable consumption a bit, I finally started making progress.
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it is very good to see this so i did not forget this seen
Love this article
Great read. Yes there are disadvantages but sometimes you have to think about the benefits too. (that's what helps me avoid my only temptation: red meat)
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